One thing i like about vmware server 2.0, is that you are not forced to use the web console in all cases.
If you are lucky enough to have access to VMware Infrastructure Client 2.5 you can connect via it using the following syntax at the logon screen;
IP address / Name : http://192.168.9.100
If you enter a URL in the host field, use your root and correct password you should be able to logon without issue. Welcome to a nice fast GUI admin console.